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trade places with the united states of america. ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: he was referring to this comment made by republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan earlier this week in iowa. >> we are a country in doubt. we hit $16 trillion of debt that was announced yesterday. >> reporter: the two campaigns are fighting over whose plans would be more devastating to the economy. >> here in iowa, we're not better off under president obama. >> reporter: on friday, the romney campaign released 15 new ads, tailored to swing state voters. the ads lament sinking home prices in florida, manufacturing losses in ohio. >> here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over 130,000 jobs. >> reporter: campaigning in virginia beach today, governor romney invoked god repeatedly as he criticized the president for the slow pace of job growth. >> we're going to have to have a new president that will commit to a nation under god that recognizes the we, the american people, were given our rights not by government but by god himself. >> reporter: but in a
Sep 8, 2012 7:30pm EDT
chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. [ applause ] >> now, the first time i addressed this convention in 2004, i was a younger man. a senate candidate from illinois who spoke about hope. not blind optimism, not wishful thinking, but hope in the face of difficulty. hope in the face of uncertainty. eight years later, that hope has been tested. by the cost of war, by one of the worst economic crises in history, and by political gridlock that's left us wondering whether it's still even possible to tackle the challenges of our time. and on every issue, the choice you face won't just be between two candidates or two parties. it will be >> question. the democratic political imperative was to reenergize the base and to persuade the disill lotioned 2008 supporters to give the obama-biden ticket a second chance. did president obama succeed in that, pat? >> no, he did not, john. they had a terrific condition, it was lively, more exciting than the republican convention. you had some terrific speeches. kerry was excellent, the first lady was exc
Sep 8, 2012 8:00am EDT
weekend. it's been a couple of weeks of hot political debates in the united states. >> it sure has. we begin with the race for the white house as it's now a sprint. only 59 days are left until the election. president obama was hoping for a post convention bounce. but the disappointing unemployment numbers may get in the way of that. both president obama and mitt romney are back on the campaign trail today and up employment remains at the top of the agenda. nancy cordes is traveling with the president in seminole, florida. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, anthony. the president will be campaigning all weekend long in vote rich central florida while governor romney is in virginia. both candidates are talking about that new jobs report. as you might imagine, the two men see it very differently. the president hit the campaign trail with vice president biden and their wives for the first time this campaign season. he told voters in iowa city that the drop in the unemployment rate from 8.3% to 8.1 was a good sign. >> we can do better. we need to create jobs even faster.